LINGUIST List 8.231

Tue Feb 18 1997

Sum: French frequency dictionary

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  1. T Say, French frequency dictionary

Message 1: French frequency dictionary

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 17:35:47 +0000 (GMT)
From: T Say <>
Subject: French frequency dictionary

Thanks to the following for replies to my query regarding French
Frequency Dictionaries:

Alan Smith
Stephen P. Spackman
Marc Picard
Alain Content

Here is a summary of the information received:

Baudot, J.
Frequence d'utilisation des mots en francais ecrit contemporain
Presses de Montreal 1992

Beauchemin, N., Martel, P., & Theoret, M.
Dictionnaire de frequence des mots du francais parle au Quebec.
Peter Lang. New York. 1992.
(Corpus 1m words)

Lexique complet de la langue francaise (500,000 entries) on 'sylex'
Distributed by Alain Bonnet, Ingenia Langage Naturel SA, 28 rue Paul
Brousse, 34000 Montpellier. Tel: 67 58 06 24. Fax: 67 92 45 30

Juilland, Alphonse G.
Frequency Dictionary
(This message came through a bit jumbled, the following names are
added - I presume collaborators: Dorothy Brodin, Catherine
Davidovitch, Ileana Juilland, Lilian Szklarozyk.)

Two different notices were sent regarding the ARTFL project at the
University of Chicago, with two different addresses: unrest/ARTFL.wl.html
This is the site of The Tresor de la Langue Francais - where frequency
data can be found - literary texts up to 1970.

A computerized lexical database for French called Brulex has been
assembled (30,000 entries) with frequency information from the TLF
database. Details from

For general information on corpora, there is CORPORA set up in 1992
which "focuses on information and questions about text corpora, such
as availability, aspects of compiling and using corpora, software,
tagging, parsing, bibliography, and related matters."
To subscribe send the following one-line command to
sub corpora firstname lastname
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Merci a tout le monde

Tessa Say
University of Essex.

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